Three Questions About Getting New Windows For Your Home

Is your home in need of new windows because the old ones are in bad shape? If so, you likely have some questions about getting new windows before you move forward. There are many things to consider, here are just a few of them. 

Do All The Windows Need To Be Replaced At The Same Time? 

If you have a small budget for window replacement, you may be wondering if you need to get all the windows replaced in your home at the same time. You can get the windows replaced in phases if you do not have the money to do it all at once, but it is going to cost you more in the long run to have the windows installed over time. Your window contractor can help you prioritize what windows you should replace first. You may want to get the front windows replaced to improve your home appeal or focus on the bedroom windows so that they are comfortable at night. 

Should You Get Double Or Triple-Pane Glass?

It is pretty standard these days to get double pane glass for new windows because it offers additional insulation with the ability to place a special gas between the glass panes. However, you are likely wondering if triple-pane glass is worth it. While triple-pane glass is better than double-pane glass, you need to consider the price and your budget, as well as what benefits you will receive from the triple-pane glass. One of the main benefits is noise reduction, which can really help if you live on a busy street.

Should You Get A Double-Hung Or Single-Hung Window?

Another decision you may be stuck between is a double-hung or single-hung window. The difference between these two is if the window has a stationary panel or not. Double-hung windows give you the benefit of being able to open the window from the top, which can be great if you have pets and small kids that may push against the screen. Double-hung windows are also easier to clean because both panels of the window move and allow you to tilt them so they can be cleaned from the inside. If you do not want these features, then you'll be fine getting a single hung window.

Still, have more questions about getting new replacement windows for your home? Contact a window contractor in your area, who can help you with the window selection process.